The Smaller City

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Apr 4

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for singing cellist Jody Redhage


Ted Gioia Was Proved Fucking Right

Guy who wrote a history of sitcoms get the Sunday New York Times mag as a platform for his less-than-middlebrow declarations.

I like to entertain myself by imagining what might happen if the equivalent of poptimism were to transform those other disciplines.

That’s funny, I like to entertain myself by imagining what might happen if the equivalent of appreciation of the massive range of human music making—classical, jazz, non-western traditions—were to transform pop music listening and so-called criticism (fandom, snobbery and one-upmanship).


Feb 26

Feb 21

Um, this is an incredible recording


Jan 28

Respects

Services for the much beloved bassist Dwayne Burno, who died far too young, will be this Saturday, February 1 at the Jazz Church, St. Peter’s, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, 3 p.m.

Expect a lot of great sadness and great music. How else to celebrate great things that are gone so quickly?


Jan 27

Sample from David T. Little’s new album, Haunt of Last Nightfall, due out February 25. One of my most eagerly anticipated releases of 2014.


Jan 13
Exciting concert of Baroque music: the chance to hear the superb Austrian Haydn Quartet with students from Juilliard415, and chamber music from Rameau!

This Friday at St Luke in the Fields - more info here.

Exciting concert of Baroque music: the chance to hear the superb Austrian Haydn Quartet with students from Juilliard415, and chamber music from Rameau!

This Friday at St Luke in the Fields - more info here.


Jan 11

Another list you need to get beyond

It’s no longer news that Salon’s cultural writing and editing (10 Novels That Confirm Your Self-Regard!) is the worst middlebrow crap, but this list of soundtracks is so obvious and shallow that I had to object.

There’s nothing wrong there, but little exceptional and nothing surprising. Except for the lack of the single greatest soundtrack, for Chinatown, and nothing from Georges Delerue or Takemitsu


Jan 10

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Carla Bozulich
“Deeper Than The Well”

From Boy
Out 04 March 2014 on Constellation

cstrecords.com/cst102 
www.carlabozulich.com/

via @cstrecords

Boy. Oh boy indeed.


From the comfort of your own home …

… If you can’t make it to 2014 Winter JazzFest, WBGO jazzbee will have it for you, live and st(r)eaming, Friday and Saturday.


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